Kelly and Daniels to team up on new CNN Talk Show

Kelly and Daniels to team-up on new CNN talk show

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Anonymous sources report that CNN is planning a new daytime talk show for the summer 2018 broadcast season in preparation for the November midterm elections.

The featured hosts will be former FOX on-air talent Megyn Kelly and popular film star Stormy Daniels.

The prospective format will feature Kelly and Daniels interviewing political and media personalities who have, in one way or another, felt threatened by President Donald Trump.

The 2 hosts-on-1 guest format, with two equal interviewers, will be similar to The Tonight Show hosted by Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon.  In that case Carson was the lead star and McMahon the support performer.

In the Kelly and Daniels format, each will take turns leading the discussion with a guest.

The list of potential guests being considered includes:

  • CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta who has often been the brunt of Trump’s “Fake News” criticism;
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden, who has recently shared how he has imagined having a fist fight with Trump;
  • An unidentified MS-13 Gang member from the NYC area who will represent immigrants that Trump has targeted for deportation;
  • U.S. Senator Kalama Harris (D) from California, because she wants to run for POTUS and needs the exposure;
  • California Governor Jerry Brown (D), who feels threatened by Trump daily; and,
  • A group of three illegal immigrants – of varying ages and genders – from Central America whose identities will be concealed as they speak from behind shade screens like secret witnesses in a mob trial.

In the first three shows of the summer broadcast seasons, three special guests will appear:

  • Former Democrat 2016 Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton will recall the discomfort she felt during the campaign while on the debate stage with candidate Trump;
  • In a remote interview, Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea, will reveal his long distance anxiety when dealing indirectly with Trump concerning North Korea’s peaceful nuclear program; and,
  • Jeff Bezos, along with the entire editorial board of The Washington Post (WaPo), will explain their stress, felt collectively and individually, in response to Trump’s criticism of Amazon’s sweetheart shipping deal with the USPS, and Trump’s relentless criticism of WaPo’s relentless criticism of Trump.

Persons familiar with the concept origination of the new show point to an article posted on pagesix.com entitled “Megyn Kelly: Threat to Stormy Daniels sure sounded familiar.”

That article began with:

“Megyn Kelly says she has something in common with Stormy Daniels.

They both claim to have been threatened by people on behalf of President Trump.

During “60 Minutes” on Sunday, Daniels — who claims to have had an affair with Trump in 2006 — said that after she tried to go public with the story, ‘A guy walked up on me and said to me, ‘Leave Trump alone. Forget the story.’ And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, ‘That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.’ And then he was gone.’

After the interview, Kelly tweeted, ‘And let’s not forget this, from #coreylewandowski — who threatened me if I dared to show up at the 2d Fox News debate. Sound familiar?’”

Half of the first show will be devoted to the hosts sharing their experiences of feeling threatened by Trump.

According to a confidential source, at least four names are being considered for the show: Megyn & Stormy; Stormy & Megyn, M & S, and S & M.


Trumped Up: How Criminalization of Political Differences Endangers Democracy


“There are great legal minds; there are those who can also communicate well on television; then there is Dershowitz. The professor is uniquely capable of arguing a position, while putting a premium on legal and ethical legitimacy, not its popularity. Bravo, Dershowitz!” – Chris Cuomo, anchor and reporter, CNN

“This collection shows Alan Dershowitz at his best—passionate, fearless, and occasionally very wrong.” – Jeffrey Toobin, bestselling author of The Nine, Too Close to Call, A Vast Conspiracy, and The Run of His Life.

“Alan Dershowitz doesn’t twist the constitution to fit an agenda. He tells you what it REALLY means. That’s why he has always been my go-to guy on the law and the Constitution.” – Greta Van Susteren, former anchor at CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC

“This book will reinforce Alan Dershowitz’s well-earned reputation as a brilliant legal analyst who, although often swimming against the established current, is usually right. Dershowitz substitutes his trenchant legal analysis for the wishful thinking and self-aggrandizing moral superiority that is presented by many in the academy and media, as well as Trump’s political opponents. Dershowitz’s arguments should cause all rational citizens to take a deep breath and recognize, as Dershowitz demonstrates, that Trump may be many things, but, under current law and the known evidence, the President is not a criminal. His analysis seems flawless to me.” – Harvey A. Silverglate, Criminal and civil liberties lawyer, author of Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent

In our current age of hyper-partisan politics, nearly everyone takes sides. This is especially true with regard to the Trump presidency. It has become difficult to have a reasonable discussion about the most controversial president in our recent history. For Trump zealots, their president has not only committed no crimes, he has done nothing wrong. For anti-Trump zealots, nothing Trump has done—even in foreign policy—is good. Everything he has done is wrong, and since it is wrong, it must necessarily be criminal. This deeply undemocratic fallacy—that political sins must be investigated and prosecuted as criminal—is an exceedingly dangerous trend.

Hardening positions on both sides has been manifested by increasing demands to criminalize political differences. Both sides scream “lock ‘em up” instead of making substantive criticisms of opposing views.

The real fear, as Alan Dershowitz argues, in this compelling collection, is that we have weakened our national commitment to civil liberties as the Left becomes ever more intolerant and the Right slips into authoritarian rhetoric. The vibrant center is weakening, with traditional liberalism and conservatism becoming further apart, not just in approach, but in their respect for Constitutional norms that have served us well for more than two centuries.

While Donald Trump is not the only cause of this profound division, his election drew it to the surface and made it the dominant paradigm of political debate. Unless we as a nation begin to focus again on what unites us rather than on what divides us, America might not survive the next decade.

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